Another weekend ended…

Federica Piccinini

Saturday morning when I woke up I found a nice surprice…snow everywhere!
So I decided that it was the perfect time to stay at home, make my homeworks and bake something.
Inspired by “Love lives in the Kitchen” I decided to bake some banana & chocolate chips muffins.
In the afternoon we took a hot tea with some friends, then we went out all together for a walk.

On Sunday evening we had a great Christmas dinner at my friend’s house.

The candles and the Christmas decorations have created a warm atmosphere. She’s “famous” for her gorgeous Christmas tree.

My friend Gaia is a fantastic hostess, she cooked delicius meals and many sweets. Her table setting was sensational, she’s always a source of great inspiration!

Only 4 days and it’s Christmas…can you believe it?? 

Ci sono 38 commenti

  1. beingdena
    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 11:47

    I love these decorations… me in the Christmas mood just by looking at them. fantastic!!!!

  2. beingdena
    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 11:47

    I love these decorations… me in the Christmas mood just by looking at them. fantastic!!!!

  3. Laura
    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 11:49

    La tua amica sa davvero come si fa una cena e si decora una casa! Complimenti!
    La prossima volta vengo anch'io 😉


  4. fiore_labs
    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 13:12

    mamma mia che meraviglia questa casa….
    complimenti alla tua amica e a te per ispirarci sempre con queste bellissime foto

    ps: il mio blog ufficiale è countrypainting&labrador , gli altri sono tutte collaborazioni 🙂

  5. Laura Trevey
    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 13:37

    I cannot believe it…..
    Happy Holidays!!


  6. caroline @ patagonia gifts
    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 14:18

    can't believe it's almost Christmas! how lovely is to have all those parties and toasts? I'm so excited! have a wonderful week!

  7. Seyma
    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 14:41

    wow banana and choclate chips muffins?? it sounds so delicious!! i love bananas!!


  8. paula
    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 14:56

    what a beautiful post. have a merry Christmas.

  9. Francesca
    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 15:35

    Un'atmosfera da favola. Complimenti!

  10. Les Cotrions
    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 15:43

    Your cookies looks delicious! Your friend is very talented!
    Happy Monday!

  11. Queen Bee
    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 15:51

    Snow and baking go hand in hand I think…we had more snow over the weekend…and all I could think about was what I wanted to cook & bake over the weekend. Your friend's Christmas decor is divine and how lovely for her to share her home and hospitality with you. Glad tidings! Denise

  12. Pinecone Camp
    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 16:36

    Thank you! I now feel a bit more festive. It's revved me up to finally go and do some Christmas shopping!

  13. cata
    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 16:46

    Dear Federica:
    In these last 365 days your blog has been an immense source of inspiration and a wonderful company.Thanks to be part of my life on the web. I wish you a new year full of health, creativity and a lot of posts for your fans and readers.
    With affection
    Ps: Devo provare anche io questi muffins…mmmm! Me gustan!

  14. rosa
    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 17:01

    Bellissima atmosfera natalizia complimenti, ne approfitto per farti gli auguri di buone feste, ciao rosa

  15. Aritza, Goddess of ..
    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 17:08

    Wow, thank you for visiting my blog ! I'm so glad to be reading yours now as well, I can't believe how many things we have in common ! Take care, I will visit you again soon 🙂

  16. Chey can cook! (and more)
    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 17:30

    what beautiful decor! hope you had a wonderful time!

  17. Jacqueline
    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 17:57

    I love the sound of those banana and chocolate chip cakes, Federica.
    We are having more snow at the moment and it's very heavy !! XXXX

  18. the real mia
    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 18:18

    Snow!? How funny to see that stuff just after we've had a heat wave. I keep hearing that it's winter, but the sun tells me different.

  19. Francheska
    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 18:32

    I actually really cant believe it!!!! But im also sad cus it will all be over so soon!!!!

    Im jealous of that snow ! and the amazing food 🙂 x

  20. belle-blanc
    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 19:09

    Such a pity you are so far away… the muffins look delicious and the christmas dekoration is wow – gorgeous :0) Wish you a tranquil and peacefull christmas with your dearest, hugs & kisses Mira!

    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 20:45

    Visual feast indeed!
    Love the table setting very much~
    Merry Christmas & thanks for your kind greetings from Italy!

  22. Forgetmenot
    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 21:15

    J'adore your Christmas decorations, darling!

  23. caroline joy
    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 22:21

    You host/attend the most amazing, intimate parties. Thanks for letting us be “guests” as well! 🙂

  24. Teresa
    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 23:30

    Oh what lovely Snow Frederica!
    So delighted you got blessed with such beauty!
    Can't believe that is your friends house…looks like something out of a movie!

  25. Marta Z. as Fashionistka
    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 23:39

    ohhh i love banana-choclate muffins!


  26. Polly
    21 Dicembre 2009 alle 23:47

    Sounds like a lovely weekend. Those muffins look really good 😉

    Merry christmas!! :O)Greetings from Norway(Polly)

  27. Porchlight Interiors
    22 Dicembre 2009 alle 0:28

    Well you are lucky to already be in the Christmas spirit. My husband has been pulling all nighters at the office for the past 4 weeks so we don't start our Christmas festivities until Wednesday with some very close friends. Enjoy!

  28. Nicole Leigh
    22 Dicembre 2009 alle 0:39

    gorgeous pictures! love your blog! thanks for stopping by mine!

  29. Randi Lee
    22 Dicembre 2009 alle 3:53

    🙂 Thank you for the sweet comment! I'm glad you discovered it, so that I could discover you! 🙂 I love your blog, and your pictures are beautiful!

  30. Beach Vintage
    22 Dicembre 2009 alle 6:11

    I just can't believe it Federica, I am so ready for it though. That snow looks amazing and great weather for baking and drinking! Thanks so much for all your comments and support in 2009. Simone xx

  31. Angela Harris
    22 Dicembre 2009 alle 7:40

    Wow! These are full and luscious decorations! Looks like it took forever. Absolutely beautiful!
    Have a wonderful Christmas!
    ~Angela Harris

  32. Kris
    22 Dicembre 2009 alle 17:25

    Looks like such a cozy and magical place! Funny how it snowed in NY as well on Saturday! Buone feste, to you!

  33. love lives in the kitchen
    22 Dicembre 2009 alle 19:25

    hope you liked the muffins 🙂 i lov the christmas decorations in your friend's house!
    have a sweet evening!

  34. spanky*
    22 Dicembre 2009 alle 20:41

    wow. you know your photos are good when i can actually smell them. the banana chocolate muffins, the pine needles from the christmas tree, the blood orange candles.
    the tinted photos even reminded me of my great uncles house & i could smell cedar!
    beautiful post.
    it actually warmed me up a little (it's fu-fu-fu-freeezing in my office!)
    thanks for visiting

  35. Nishant
    24 Dicembre 2009 alle 17:24

    love these decorations…
    Work from home India

  36. romi rebelo
    4 Gennaio 2010 alle 11:03

    I really love your blog! Thank you very much for your wonderful ideas.
    Have a great year!!!

  37. Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima
    29 Aprile 2010 alle 13:57

    Federica, oggi ti sommergo di commenti…sono un po' giù e mi consolo con il tuo bel blog!E questo post di qualche mese fa cade proprio a puntino…che invidia cara Federica, vorrei avere anche io degli amici come i tuoi, che amano ritrovarsi a casa per un tè o una cena in allegria. E invece i nostri amici vogliono sempre andare nei locali che, sinceramente, mi hanno stufata e così ci ritroviamo a goderci la casa per lo più da soli con le nostre gatte! Poi arrivano i parenti con cui andiamo d'accordissimo ma…uffa! Che invidia…! Scusa per lo sfogo!


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